Perennial Corner Garden Design for the home garden, Landscaping designs

This garden, designed as a corner planting, uses durable, easy-to-grow perennials that, once established, will give years of pleasure with little care. Some, such as Achillea ‘Ballerina, will spread gradually, while others, such as the Grasses, will maintain a slowly enlarging dump for many years. This combination suggests the use of only one woody plant, the Yew, to contrast with the […]

Online Garden Catalogs

Online Catalogs! Current list of online garden catalogs. If you would like to add your link, please add your link to our Gardening search engine or contact us for rates. Use the bottom contact link. You should always read the real reviews from customers. I’ve had my bad luck with one firm and still keep on getting wrong plants. Please […]

Creating Waterfalls and Streams

CREATING WATERFALLS AND STREAMS By the Pond Lady There are many reasons to add a waterfall. Waterfalls are beautiful to look at and the moving water adds sparkle to your pond. Waterfalls sound good, they provide a way of recycling the water and they also add valuable oxygen to the water to benefit fish. Waterfalls or moving water create white […]

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan No part of a landscaping plan is more important than the foundations of your home. Without plantings, they are often the least attractive part of the house. Yet, these areas are the ones most often seen by home owners and visitors alike. One of the most important things to remember in selecting foudation planting material is […]

Red White Blue Garden Design

Red White Blue Garden Design Helpful Hints By eliminating or substituting for the Buddleia, Lavender, and Penstmon, this garden can be a zone 4 collection. Substituting for the Geum Mrs. J Bradshaw will make this garden a zone 3 collection. Plant this design against a sunny corner of the house or along the borders of a walkway Add in flowering […]

English Garden Border Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

If your idea of ideal garden beauty is the traditional perennial border of grand English estates, this American-style interpretation may be for you. The color scheme here is cool and elegant, encompassing numerous shades of blue, violet, and lavender, brightened with sparks of white and touches of Primrose yellow. The single Hollyhocks are of mixed colors and will probably include […]

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan This collection combines some appealing leaf shapes and colors that look sensational in shade. The three Ostrich Plume Ferns, with tall, feather-like fronds, and the eight Hostas, with heart-shaped, richly textured leaves, are particularly good companions to the beautiful collection of flowering plants that round out the design. With the proper selection of shade-loving shrubs and […]

Ready your Pond for Winter

GETTING YOUR POND READY FOR WINTER By the Pond Lady Signs of autumn are springing up everywhere. Leaves are turning colors, birds are gathering for their flight south, pumpkins and apples are being harvested and the blankets are being put back onto the beds. Sunscreen is being traded for sweaters and sweatshirts. Water lilies and other vegetation in your pond […]

Androsace Group

The Androsace Group issues four Newsletters each year and two Androsace Notebooks. It aims to circulate information on the cultivation and naming of these plants and on their ecology and conservation status in the wild. It also aims to investigate the problems of preserving species and hybrids in cultivation and to take what steps it can to ensure such preservation. […]

Garden Poems and Verses

You can submit your garden poems to the webmaster. Prayer in a Garden Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours Were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers. I saw again familiar filigree Of moonlight through my lacy Lilac tree; I heard the robins stirring in their nest; And saw the path that fairy feet had pressed; Reflected stars were […]